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Naval History and Heritage Command

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  • The Great White Fleet

    history.navy.mil 22 Feb '17, 5pm

    The "Great White Fleet" sent around the world by President Theodore Roosevelt from 16 December 1907 to 22 February 1909 consisted of sixteen new battleships of the Atlantic Fleet. The battleships were painted white except for gilded scrollwork on their bows. The Atlantic Fleet battles...

  • Z-Gram 66

    history.navy.mil 23 Feb '17, 6pm

    CNO {Z-66} To: NAVOP UNCLAS //N00000// 172054Z DEC 70 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN THE NAVY A. MY 270004Z AUG 70 {NAVOP Z-14} B. MY 141346Z SEP 70 {NAVOP Z-24} 1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS NAVOP IS TO EXPRESS MY WHOLEHEARTED SUPPORT OF THE POLICIES ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STRONGLY REAFFIRMED BY THE SE...

  • Search

    history.navy.mil 23 Feb '17, 2am

    Loan Programs How to Borrow Conditions for Loans Employment Volunteer Internships Grants and Fellowships Award Recipients Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-doctoral Fellowship Vice Admiral Edwin B. Hooper Research Grant Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship Rear Admiral Ernest M. Ell...

  • 80-G-420919

    history.navy.mil 09 Feb '17, 2pm

    Download Image: Low (PNG, 319x319px, 77KB) Med (JPEG, 1280x1280px, 258KB) High (TIFF, 6002x4982px, 29MB) Title: USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) Description: Ordnancemen hauling bombs on the carrier's flight deck, preparing planes for attacks on enemy targets in Korea, circa 19 October 1950...

  • Photography

    history.navy.mil 11 Feb '17, 5pm

    Welcome to the online collections of the Photo Archive. The Naval History and Heritage Command’s photo collections are related to the US Navy (or other navies when specifically associated with US involvement or historical events) with specific emphasis on ships, aviation, places, wars...

  • For #TravelTuesday, here's the story of the Great White Fleet and its cruise around the world:

    Cruise of the Great White Fleet

    history.navy.mil 31 Jan '17, 9pm

    The President also wanted to find out what condition the fleet would be in after such a transit. As he stated before the fleet's departure, "I want all failures, blunders and shortcomings to be made apparent in time of peace and not in time of war." But, more importantly, Roosevelt fe...

  • NH 85896

    history.navy.mil 11 Feb '17, 6am

    Tragedy of USS Memphis Sinking of USS Indianapolis The Catastrophic Fire Aboard USS Forrestal Conestoga Atlantis: The Legendary Island Bermuda Triangle: Selected Bibliography Flight 19 Amelia Earhart Philadelphia Experiment U-2s, UFOs, and Operation Blue Book Destruction of USS Maine ...

  • USS America (CVA 66) is commissioned #OTD in 1965. Learn more about America here

    America III (CVA-66)

    history.navy.mil 23 Jan '17, 2pm

    The following days saw the threat of civil war in Greece commencing with the military coup that ended parlimentary rule in that country. Although King Constantine II held his throne, the possibility of violence in the streets of Athens loomed as a potential threat to the American citi...

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